Paul Mathews was born in Auckland, and took his first ballet steps at the age of four. He attained his Solo Seal from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2004 and joined Royal New Zealand Ballet from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2006, as the Todd Corporation Scholar. He has performed a variety of roles including Gamache in The Meridian Season of Don Quixote, Gurn in The Meridian Season of La Sylphide, Hook in Peter Pan, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet and Blackamoor in Petrouchka.
In 2010 he performed in the triple bill From Here to There, including a lead role in David Dawson's acclaimed A Million Kisses to My Skin, and he featured in all three works in the company's 2011 tour of the UK and France.
When he's not in the dance studios rehearsing, Paul likes watching cricket or stand-up comedy, reading popular science or studying for his Diploma in Business.
Paul is an Ambassador for Vodafone